Category Archives for "Smart Spending"

Ask Chuck: 5 Steps To Improve Your Finances This New Year

Dear Chuck, Covid set me back financially this year. As a result, we’re having a very frugal Christmas. Can you offer any tips on setting financial goals for next year? I want to be better prepared for what may lie ahead! Getting Ready for 2021   Dear Getting Ready,  I am so sorry for the […]

Ask Chuck: A Lesson in Stewardship From Tim Tebow

Dear Chuck, I get tired of hearing how celebrity athletes flaunt their wealth and waste ridiculous amounts of money on frivolous “stuff.” Didn’t Larry have an outreach to professional athletes?  Tired of NFL, MLB, and NBA    Dear Tired Fan, You are correct; Larry Burkett, Crown’s late founder, often advised professional athletes or spoke at […]

Protect Yourself from Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: Scammers

Did you see the recent headline of three men posing as pastors to scam about 1,200 unsuspecting, gullible Christians out of more than $20,000,000 in three states with an investment scheme called “1st Million”? How about the California pastor who swindled his very own congregants out of a million dollars in a Ponzi scheme? Or […]

Money-Saving Tips for the COVID-19 Pandemic from your Crown Staff

The Crown team makes it a priority to “practice what we preach”. During this pandemic, as we recommend to cut back your living expenses by 25% for the next 90 days, we’ve made a list for you of the ways we’re doing that ourselves. There are some natural savings that happen when you follow social […]

Ask Chuck: What Should I Do With My Christmas Bonus?

Dear Chuck, I expect a decent year-end bonus and am trying to decide how best to use it. I want to grow our investment portfolio while my wife thinks we should pay off all debt. What would you recommend?  Blessed with a Bonus    Dear Blessed with a Bonus,  Congratulations! This is a nice problem […]

Ask Chuck: Financing Fixer Upper Fever

Dear Chuck, I need your advice. My husband thinks we should get an installment loan to update our home. Although we can do a lot of the labor ourselves, we need materials, tools, and some professional labor to get what we both want. I would rather save for a year, but he has time in […]

Ask Chuck: Breaking the Cycle of Overspending

Dear Chuck, My husband is tired of my overspending. I struggle living on the budget he’s made because I make quick purchases rather than planning ahead. Then I feel guilty defending my decisions when the bills arrive. How can I get out of this cycle? Spontaneous Spender   Dear Spontaneous,  Frist, be thankful you have […]

Ask Chuck: Stewardship Through The Generations

Dear Chuck, I’m concerned about young couples I know who rely heavily upon credit cards. They appear to have no concern for the future. I don’t sense a desire to be good stewards in their approach to finances. Concerned Boomer   Dear Concerned Boomer, It is not only a perceived concern but a real one […]

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